Behind the scenes look at the governance, structure and decision making, and attitudes to fees, operations and managers, of large investors.
A new study finds no statistical evidence that returns of pension funds that pay performance fees for active investing are significantly higher or lower than the returns of pension funds that don't.
Dirk Broeders, David Rijsbergen and Arco van OordMarch 12, 2019
On International Women’s Day we spoke to Mass PRIM CIO, Michael Trotsky about diversity and inclusion. He was part of the CFA Institute’s diversity and inclusion project and believes the industry is at a perfect inflection point to make inroads into improving its score on diversity.
On International Women’s Day CalSTRS’ CIO, Chris Ailman gives the industry some pointers on how to improve its score on diversity and inclusion. CalSTRS is a diversity leader and has gender parity in its investment team has been a leader on diversity.
The CFA Institute will work with 30 asset owners and managers as “experimental partners”, implementing diversity and inclusion action plans in their businesses. We spoke to CFA's Rebecca Fender and CalSTRS' Chris Ailman about the importance of diversity. #BalanceforBetter
Phil Edwards CEO of Ricardo Research, a new consulting firm aimed at turning traditional thinking on its head, argues it is time to consider social utility and costs when assessing value add in investment strategies – including the impact products have on stabilising or destabilising market dynamics.
Phil EdwardsMarch 7, 2019
In the next of this new regular series, we examine the relationships that evolved as Sweden’s AP2 decided to invest with local managers in China. The story examines the process for choosing and monitoring Chinese managers, and the burgeoning focus on sustainability in that market.
Sarah RundellMarch 5, 2019
Ben Meng isn’t easing into his role. The new CIO of CalPERS faces three new board members, a stressed private equity program and executive turnover, all under the pressure of a 70 per cent funded status and a maturing membership at the $340 billion fund.
Sarah RundellFebruary 26, 2019